05 October, 2005

since the military can do no wrong

Time to give the military another mission for which it is untrained and ill-equipped. I see some Medals of Honor on the way, if they can find anyone still alive to give them to.
WASHINGTON - President Bush, stirring debate on the worrisome possibility of a bird flu pandemic, suggested dispatching American troops to enforce quarantines in any areas with outbreaks of the killer virus.

Bush asserted aggressive action could be needed to prevent a potentially crippling U.S. outbreak of a bird flu strain that is sweeping through Asian poultry and causing experts to fear it could become the next deadly pandemic. Citing concern that state and local authorities might be unable to contain and deal with such an outbreak, Bush asked Congress to give him the authority to call in the military.


So... he's asking for authority to declare martial law in the U.S.? Does anyone else think it's time that something bad happened to him in the shower? 

Posted by saurabh

Ever see Outbreak ? Yeah, that level of military imposed quarantine and mass hysteria was because of a deadly, airborne Ebola-level virus. And it was still unethical and incredibly disturbing.

This is the flu. 

Posted by DearDarlingDidi

Or we could just, you know, actualy fund our local public health system.


Posted by Saheli

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